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The School of Rock
In Linklater's studio-financed comedy hit, Jack Black brings his rock & roll vibe to riff-needy prep students.
"...and Robert Tsai. When his roommate’s bitchy girlfriend asks rock & roll schmo Dewey Finn (Black) what he’s done..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Back to 'School of Rock'
Get schooled on the film by Mike White, Jack Black, and Richard Linklater in time for its 10th anniversary
"...Jack Black was 34 when The School of Rock was released; it was his first film..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Screens Feature by Chase Hoffberger

'The School of Rock' 10 Year Reunion
August 29, 2013. 41 photos.
"...together cast and crew from the much-loved comedy The School of Rock to celebrate the film's 10th anniversary. The..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Photo Gallery

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts: School of rock
For the second time in two years, the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts – a true school of rock – will be auditioning students in Austin
"...Jack Black had to instruct kids in the fundamentals of rock-etry on the sly, but there are some schools..."

March 30, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

School of Last Resort
The Bad Kids highlights a high school's "nurture and nag" approach
"...a meth problem and double-digit unemployment. It's the kind of community with an implicit acceptance that kids will drop..."

March 4, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin School of Music
"...At the Austin School of Music, located in the same building as Strait..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Death of Rock & Roll
Top 10s: Year, Decade, Eternity
"...England. Though it didn't originate there, it took hold of and thrived in the taverns and music halls of..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Austin Avalanche of Rock & Roll!
When IRS Records' 'The Cutting Edge' Came to Town and Made Me Want to, Too
"...90 people a day move to Austin. The signs of growth are everywhere. Changes are not always welcome, however...."

March 16, 2001 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Rock School
More than his Philadelphia school of rock, it's blustery instructor Paul Green who becomes the true subject of this documentary.
"...in places outside Austin, the so-called live music capital of the world, where the notion of a rock school..."

June 10, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Year of the Dog
In his directorial debut, Mike White embraces the awkward with this story of a woman (played by Molly Shannon) who just wants to be loved.
"...on an obsessive man-child (Chuck & Buck), a wannabe rocker (School of Rock), or a lonely housewife (The Good..."

April 27, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Rock Rock Rock Rock Rock & Roll Summer Camps
Shaping the sound of Austin in 2018
"...Graham’s formidable shoes, dear parents, but if your budding rock star isn’t already booked up this summer, there’s time..."

June 5, 2013 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Out of the Mouths of Children
The return of the Butthole Surfers – don't call it a reunion!
"..."I wish we'd taken a vow of silence," bemoans drummer King Coffey at the watercooler inside..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Round One at Round Rock
Is the noisy suburban school battle an omen of things to come?
"...The story so far: When the Round Rock ISD put a $349 million bond package before the..."

April 29, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

The Girls of Summer
Austin's inaugural all-girls rock camp looks out after its own
"...The rolling of eyes. An exasperated look...."

June 29, 2007 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...the community to pull together to save the pride of the Eastside might have been a turning point for..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Rock & Roll Books
Gift Guide
"...The Story of AC/DC: Let There Be Rock..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Natural Ear Music School Celebrates 15th Anniversary!
"...Dear Editor, We at Natural Ear Music School are celebrating our 15th year of operation in the..."

June 22, 2005 Postmarks

Band of the Month: Magnet School
Magnet School pops and swells
"...The first time I spun Magnet School's debut EP, Crush, in 2006, the title song became..."

March 27, 2008 Music Post by Darcie Stevens

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
You don't have to be a Metallica fan to enjoy this candid documentary that in essence is a complex chronicle of people just trying to get along.
"...Directed by: Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. "All these rules and shit," smirks Metallica drummer Ulrich..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?
The 100 Tunes of Oldies Rock Radio
"...the K, Alan Freed, and high energy?...Do you remember rock & roll radio?" -- Ramones, 1980..."

Oct. 18, 1996 Music Feature

Let It Rock
Rock & Roll Books Spring 2000
"...Let It Blurt: The Life and Times of Lester Bangs, America's Greatest Rock Critic by Jim DeRogatis..."

March 17, 2000 Books Feature by Greg Beets

Real Kid Rock
Kids get left at the airport, but don't worry.
"...The absolute coolest thing about listening to teenagers play rock & roll is their unadulterated love for it. They..."

July 25, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Lou Reed’s Rock & Roll Heart
Saved by that which he revolutionized
"...you think about the world – have a way of turning inside out down the line, coming back around..."

Oct. 28, 2013 Music Post by Bill Bentley

A Browner Shade of Black
Blazing trails of Chicano soul
"...At 12:06am, Jimmy Kimmel Live! explodes onto the air of local ABC affiliate KVUE. Punching the theme for the..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Kid Rock
Austin Kiddie Limits
"...a father, I've learned there are two basic kinds of kids' music – that which recognizes adults also have..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

The Next Fun Fearless Female Rock Star
Austin's now generation comes of age in Suzanna Choffel
"...Striding across the full parking lot of Central Market near Ben White on a partly cloudy..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Long Road Out of Eden
The Eagles, Muse, and Phish to headline ACL 2010
"...Lips, LCD Soundsystem, Spoon, Vampire Weekend, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Monsters of Folk, Deadmau5, Sonic Youth, Gogol Bordello,..."

May 18, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...Draylen Mason woke up that Monday morning one of us: a musician, an Austinite, a person with a..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

10 Minutes with Ali Campbell of UB40
AC by AC to the tune of reggae ubiquity
"...right, a reggae band from the UK is one of the best-selling acts of their or any other generation...."

Oct. 19, 2015 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Tale of the Lion Tamer
Former WWE wrestler Chris Jericho's autobiography, released today, talks about the art that makes choreographed entertainment out of a sport.
"...Pro-wrestler Chris Jericho must have a bucket of hyphens somewhere, since he seems to be setting new..."

Oct. 25, 2007 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

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